|It was similar to this image, minus the eye gear and wires.|
After some coffee, excedrin, and showers we headed up north. We had lunch with Dave's parents at a great little Irish pub. Nothing like some Shepard's Pie to warm you up on a chilly day. It was a nice lunch and my headache had died down by the end of the meal.
Now it was time for the main event of the day. Our friends J and C recently purchased their first home so we were heading over for a housewarming party. For their gift I put together a cute basket with an OXO pop top cookie jar filled with chocolate chip cookies and Reese's PB cup brownie bites, a set of funky glasses, and a few dish towels.
It was an awesome party! Their house is a cute split level on a nice quiet street. They also adopted a puppy, an adorable little retriever terrier mix named Daisy. She was a total sweetheart and Dave wanted to steal her. We drank beer, caught up with everyone, played horse shoes, and enjoyed a nice bonfire as the sun set.
Being there reaffirmed what a great choice it was to leave my theater job. I would have been stuck doing a two show day had I declined that job offer. While it was fun at the time, that career path would have left me a miserable person. Our lifestyle and hopes for our future family are so much brighter now. I'm glad to have had that experience and made some amazing friends, but it would have made life with children with very difficult.
We got home really late thanks to construction on the Parkway. Nothing like bringing a five lane highway down to one lane. We slept in late and had a nice lazy Sunday at home. Our friend J came over for some wine and board games. All in all it was a perfect weekend, minus the MRI of course.